First of all, I must apologize for not keeping up with my blogging duties.  I can’t quite believe how long it has been myself.  I have no excuses other than the fact that Miss Paula has been keeping me so busy, I hardly have time to scratch.

Well I guess she doesn’t keep me busy all the time.  I have had a chance to enjoy my new surroundings.  Working at the farm is fabulous, but c’mon, man…there is more to life than begging for treats, eating hoof clippings, watching people ride around the arena, chasing the vet truck, and rolling in..ahem, well, you get the idea!

 We have sold horses and said some permanent goodbyes to some old friends, but life goes on with young horses starting in training (Jasmina BF “Desi” and Freeport BF “Elroy”) and others continuing their successful show careers.  Winchester competed in his first FEI World Cup class in September.  Mr. Jim and Miss Paula went to Kentucky to see him and they said he performed very well for his first time at that level. 

 

 

 

He is in Wellington for the month of December.  Kona is there, too, doing the Junior division.  Miss Paula and Miss Patty, one of our friends from the barn and the mom of some of my cousins, went down to see both of them, Miss Patty’s horse, Hogie, and our old friend, Rafael.  A fun time was had by all – or so I heard!

 

I didn’t have a great Thanksgiving this year.  Snickers and I were left at a kennel while the rest of our “family” went to Indiana, but I had so much else to be thankful for, I couldn’t be upset for long. 

Earlier this month, one of the trainers at the barn, Michelle, had everyone… well not me and Snickers.. but everyone else from the barn over for a nice Christmas Party dinner.  No one even brought us back leftovers.  When I asked Miss Paula about that, she said it was so good, there weren’t any leftovers…hmmmm?

I do want to wish all my peeps and furry brothers and sisters out there a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope you will find the time to enjoy family and friends and remember the reason for the season.

Signing off for now.

Catch up with you in 2013.

Your friend, Spot.